Free Up Your Speech With Frenectomy!
Are you having speech difficulties due to a tongue tie?
Is the spacing between your upper front teeth, making you lose your confidence?
We might be able to provide you with the best solution! Spacing between upper front teeth can be due to many reasons like the thick frenum, the small size of your teeth, or the size of your jaw. Thick frenum of the upper lip or tongue has significant implications on speech and appearance. Hence, it is essential to correct it. We can correct the thick frenum by a procedure called frenectomy!
Benefits of Frenectomy
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Frequently Asked Questions on Frenectomy
What is a frenectomy?
What are the types of frenectomy?
- Lingual frenectomy - This is the removal of a tissue band (lingual frenulum) that attaches the tongue's underside to the mouth floor. A lingual frenectomy is used to correct ankyloglossia (tongue-tie).
- Labial frenectomy - The labial frenulum is sometimes attached to the middle of the upper lip and between the upper two front teeth. This can trigger a large gum gap and a gum recession by pushing the gums out of the bone. A labial frenectomy removes the frenulum of the lips.
- Buccal frenectomy – For a buccal frenectomy, the thick or highly-placed tissue connecting the cheek and gums is removed. This will enable repositioning of the frenum and lesser interference with the denture.
What measures will be taken before the frenectomy?
What is frenum?
Can frenectomy be performed with a laser?
Why was I recommended frenectomy?
What are the complications of having a thick frenum?
- Speech difficulty - having a thick frenum can restrict your tongue movements and impede your speech abilities
- Diastema – Diastema is the spacing between your upper front tooth. A thick frenum placed lower than its usual position would lead to the massive spacing between the upper front tooth.
- Mouth breathing – Limited lip movement leads to an open mouth posture, leading to mouth breathing.
- Decreased confidence – If you or your kid has speech difficulty or huge spacing between your upper front teeth, it will impact your confidence in the public.
- Unstable denture – If you have a thick or highly placed frenum, it will interfere with your denture stability.
When is frenectomy required?
- When the lingual frenum is too long and stretches to the tip of the tongue, it may directly influence the tongue's function. A lingual frenectomy is required in this scenario.
- A large maxillary labial frenum, or attached close to the teeth, may create a gap between the two front teeth. A maxillary labial frenectomy has to be done to correct this situation.
How is frenectomy performed?
- Dr. Adatrow may use a topical anesthetic followed by a local anesthetic to numb any pain in the region.
- He will snip your frenum with a scalpel, surgical scissors, or a cauterizing device.
- If the tongue-tie is severe or more complicated, a few stitches may be required to close the incision.
- The entire process is likely to take 15 minutes or less from start to finish.
What are the types of frenum found in the oral cavity?
- Lingual frenum – the vertical strip of thin tissue attaches the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
- Labial frenum – a connective webbing that connects the lips to the gum above the top two front teeth and below the bottom two front teeth.
- Buccal frenum – thin threads of tissue linking the gums to the inside of the cheeks.